I have mine set to "Flat Numbering" It was my understanding that the "Detailed Numbering"
gave you something on the order of 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 etc.
Flat numbering (1, 2, 3, etc.) gave me the BOM (item number wise) that I was looking for.
Am I missing something?
I've spoken with our VAR on this topic. Here is the reply. This has been opened as a ticket.
"Your Ticket has been received and a member of our staff will review it and reply accordingly. Listed below are details of this Ticket. Please make sure the Ticket ID remains in the subject at all times."
Ticket ID: NOU-666665
Subject: 2010 BOM and text balloons
Department: Tech Support
Status: 1. Open
"I wanted to keep you updated with my progress with your BOM issue. It is starting to look like either a bug or limitation with the software. Because it allows you to choose which custom property to link a balloon too, and it shows that custom property in the BOM but that custom property does not get shown in the balloon.
Solidworks has been trying to find a work around to this, so child components custom properties can be displayed with a flat numbered BOM."
end of SW reply
So, this is a bug, and is being worked on.
Thank you. I wasn't aware that this may have been a bug. Just thought I was missing some setting
Thank you for taking the initiative to submit this.
You might also want to check the View Propeties. There is a drop down that it took me a while and much pain to notice "Link Balloon text to specified table" (in SW 2010 at least). Provided you were trying to get all balloons to follow a top level BOM this may be the solution.
If you don't use that the default is for each sub assy to start over at 1, as if it had a BOM table, even if you didn't create one.